New research reveals coming caregiver shortage

The number of family caregivers is shrinking just as the number of older adults is rising, a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine finds. By the year 2030, more than 25% of U.S. adults will be 65 or older. At the same time, the report suggests that the pool of…

Olympic Athletes Prove That Older Doesn’t Have To Mean Slower

Olympian athletes: Proof you don’t need to slow down with age. Read the full story here: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/08/16/490111771/olympic-athletes-prove-that-older-doesnt-have-to-mean-slower

The Minnesota State Fair starts today!

If you are heading to the Great Minnesota Get-Together, consider a stop at the Ramberg Senior Center for place out of the sun to rest your legs – and let your ears enjoy a musical blast from the past. A number of musical groups and soloists performing all-time favorites. Here are a few of the…

At age 90, a clown looks back on life

90-year-old Minnesota local doesn’t let age stop her from “clowning around”. Read the full story here:  http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/08/at_age_90_a_clown_looks_back_o.html

New report provides data on well-being of older Americans

A new report from the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics finds that older Americans are in better economic shape than they were 40 years ago. In 1974, the proportion of older people with income below the poverty threshold was 15%; in 2014, the percentage fell to 10%. The “Older Americans 2016: Key Indicators of…

​Senior athletes: Going the distance

How old do you hope to still be active? Meet Lee and Dottie. Athletes over the age of 90 who continue to race and break records. Read the full story here:  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/senior-athletes-going-the-distance/

Most Americans would prefer having dreaded “sex talk” with kids to “senior care talk” with parents

Just over half (54 percent) of visitors to Care.com recruited for a recent survey say they would rather have the “the sex talk” with their children than engage in a conversation with their aging parents about when they need to start planning for more care and support as they grow older. In fact, more than…

The Truth About Senior Living

When you think of senior living, do you envision quiet, lonely people just sitting around talking about the good old days? We’re actually a bit rowdier than that. We still love having fun, and still know how to have a good time. There’s always a new hobby to be tried, a game of poker to…

Rise in number of older Americans on the job and hours worked

The Pew Research Center is a Washington, DC-based center focusing on public opinion polling, demographic research and content analysis. The center analyzed employment data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics and found nearly 19 percent of Americans age 65 and older – almost 9 million seniors – reported working full- or…

One caregiver’s journey takes him from CNA to CEO

The America poet, essayist, and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” However, John Zwiers’ professional journey took him from a certified nursing assistant all the way to CEO of LB Homes in Fergus Falls. We recently came across John’s story in The Fergus Falls Daily Journal. His is one…

Take seniors seriously

It may seem like us older folks have always been “old,” but we’re growing and figuring out life day by day just like everyone else. We may be a bit slower, but that doesn’t mean people shouldn’t take us seriously. I learned the reality of being seen as “old” a few years ago. When I…